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Data last updated:
October 2012

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Almay Pure Blends Makeup, Beige 240, SPF 20 (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Pure Blends Makeup, Beige 240, SPF 20 (2012 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Almay Pure Blends Makeup, Beige 240, SPF 20 (2012 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDES
CI 77489
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77491Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENA FLOWER OIL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
LINOLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OLEIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BETA SITOSTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
EUTERPE OLERACEA STEROLS
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI FRUIT) STEROLS
None Identified
Data: None
SUCROSE LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
EUTERPE OLERACEA (ACAI) FRUIT EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS JUNOS PEEL EXTRACT
CITRUS JUNOS (YUZU PEEL EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (SACRED LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
NELUMBO NUCIFERA (LOTUS) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CYBIDIUM GRANDIFLORUM (ORCHID) FLOWER EXTRACT
CYMBIDIUM GRANDIFLORUM FLOWER (ORCHID) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
WILD PANSY EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
CARICA PAPAYA (PAPYA) FRUIT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERSNone Identified
Data: Limited
1,2-HEXANEDIOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
CELLULOSEInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer